I work closely with prospective and current students to ensure they have the information they need to make knowledgeable decisions about their academic journey in biosystems engineering. With a background in bioprocess engineering, I understand what it takes to be successful in an engineering program, and I look forward to helping students find their own paths to becoming successful engineers. I am particularly interested in exploring new ways to keep students active and engaged in the learning process, understanding how to better retain students, and developing and teaching innovative course curricula and programs that provide transformative experiences for students.

Keywords: lignocellulose conversion; enzymatic hydrolysis; pretreatment; bioprocessing; engineering education; student advising; student engagement and retention; academic programs